Kirsten Wagenaar

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Mystical Fox

In Cut and Paste, Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 8:58 am


Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others, as foxes in folklore often do, other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers. This role has reinforced the fox’s supernatural significance.


In Uncategorized on August 30, 2009 at 2:06 pm


A seventies ‘Geisha-Diva’ caught on camera.

One year old!

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Percival 1 year old!

Happy Birthday! No more babies in the house…

L’albero delle parole

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

L'Albero delle Parole

With this book the webblog Willoworld celebrates it’s second anniversary. ‘The tree of words’ symbolizes the fact that more and more people are writing, contributing and sharing stories and poetry through this online platform. For more information see also:

Kartworks developed the illustration for the bookcover.

Story of a Bird

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm

story of a bird

A little illustration exercise. For a large view, click on the images.

Welcome Pepijn!

In Cut and Paste, Uncategorized on May 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm


Welcome Pepijn! Congratulations to your mother, father and little brother and sister. They were all waiting to you see for months! 🙂

Welcome Tara!

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm


Welcome Tara! Congratulations to your wonderful parents.

With doggy ‘Storm’ chasing a butterfly and rabbit ‘Sproet’ watching from a distance, this illustration is not only an announcement of birth but also of spring!


In Uncategorized on April 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm


Scientific studies have shown that goldfish have strong associative learning abilities, as well as social learning skills. In addition, their strong visual acuity allows them to distinguish between specific humans. It is quite possible that owners will notice the fish react favorably to them (swimming to the front of the glass, swimming rapidly around the tank, and going to the surface mouthing for food) while hiding when other people approach the tank.

In optimal conditions, goldfish may live more than 20 years, but most household goldfish generally live only six to eight years, due to being kept in bowls. The oldest recorded goldfish lived to 49 years.

Faas is born!

In Uncategorized on February 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm


Last Tuesday my second nephew, Faas, was born!

Congratulations to his mum, dad and older brother.
May you have a full and long life of happiness and joy together.

Love is in the air

In Uncategorized on February 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

San Valentino

Whether you hate it or love it, next week it’s Saint Valentine’s day again!

Belarus stated that the holiday originates from the story of Saint Valentine, who upon rejection by his mistress was so heartbroken that he took a knife to his chest and sent her his still-beating heart as a token of his undying love for her.

Hmm…I guess the idea of romanticism has changed a bit over the years…